From the Food Nation Radio News Desk
A pest called the Asian Citrus Psyllid has been busy in the citrus groves in Florida, California, Texas and Arizona. As a result, you’ll be paying more for oranges, orange juice and other citrus products this winter.
The Food Nation Radio Network has been following this story for the past two years and watched as certain members of the citrus industry in Florida (along with biotech industry help from the University of Florida) have pushed forward an agenda of adopting a genetically modified orange.
How is it possible that the billion dollar citrus industry in the United States is in this position?
Elizabeth Dougherty spoke with Professor Don Huber about the source of the problem; the pesky Asian Citrus Psyllid. In a report issued by the USDA, co-authored by Professor Huber, you’ll hear the pest may have been intentionally introduced into the United States as a form of biological warfare and economic sabotage.
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Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Networkwebsite and on Facebook.